Haiti Success Stories

Building Local GIS Capacity in Haiti to Improve Program Delivery

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have become an increasingly critical tool for improving public health practice. The Strategic Information and Surveillance teams in the CDC Haiti country office routinely use GIS technology…

POSTED FEBRUARY 5, 2018
Enhancing Partner Performance through Administrative Site Visits

During the 2017 fiscal year (FY17), CDC Haiti visited 71 of its 88 President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)-funded health facilities – marking the first time CDC Haiti completed such a high volume of administrative site visits in a single year…

POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2017
CDC Haiti: Using Data to Keep HIV Patients in Care

CDC Haiti has had tremendous success enrolling HIV positive patients on antiretroviral treatment (ART). In 2016, the Haitian National AIDS Program adopted the World Health Organization’s “Test and Start” approach…

POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2017
Eliminating Lymphatic Filariasis in Haiti

“Commitment equals success.” Simple and direct as that is, the Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria’s Dr. Pat Lammie is convinced it’s the key to eliminating lymphatic filariasis (LF) in Haiti…

POSTED MAY 9, 2016
Haiti Earthquake: Remembering help and hope 5 years on

January 12 marks five years since Haiti was hit by a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake. More than 200,000 lives were lost and another 2 million people were displaced when their homes were destroyed…

POSTED JANUARY 9, 2015
The Beginning of the End of Malaria in Haiti?

“Test before treatment,” Jeanine Hyppolite repeats the words over and over like a mantra. “I was very impressed by that. It works.”…

POSTED DECEMBER 31, 2015
Moving Haiti Closer to Rabies Control

Jacque was a 40-year-old carpenter who made furniture to support his family of five. They lived in a small two-room house in the mountains…

POSTED DECEMBER 30, 2014
CDC and Partners Protect Haitian Children against Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Immunization is considered the first line of public health defense and one of the most efficient and cost-effective public health interventions in the world. CDC is working in Haiti to increase national vaccination coverage for all routine vaccines and introduce new vaccines to protect children from preventable diseases.

POSTED MAY 14, 2013
Basic Public Health Actions Rapidly Mobilized to Lessen Impact of Cholera in Earthquake-Devastated Haiti

When the January 2010 earthquake struck Haiti, the first priorities of Haitian public health officials and their partners, including CDC and USAID, were improving access to clean water and sanitation and promoting basic hygiene…

POSTED JANUARY 22, 2011
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